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Swine Flu Prophylaxis? posted by Nick

Post by Glen on Sun May 03, 2009 2:56 pm

Fielding a lot of questions regarding preventatives. Anyone come up
with a prophylaxis plan yet?

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Post by Glen on Sun May 03, 2009 2:57 pm

Nick wrote:Fielding a lot of questions regarding preventatives. Anyone come up
with a prophylaxis plan yet?

Hi Nick,

For anyone who didn't take Influenzinum this winter (& who is
interested), I'm recommending my usual protocol which is Infl 200C -
take 2 pellets now & repeat in 6 weeks. If they did take it during
the winter, then only 1 dose is needed.

Here's what I'm sending to my patients who ask...



Firstly, please don't panic about Swine Flu. Although it has been
in the news lately, it has still had much less of an impact than any of
the usual flu strains that we experience in North America in any given
winter.

That said, homeopathy is the best and most effective way to deal
with epidemic and pandemic illnesses. There is tonnes of fabulous
information about homeopathic treatment of epi/pandemic illness
including the Spanish Flu of 1918 - whereby less than 1% of
homeopathically treated patients died vs. 40-60% of allopathically
treated patients.

Once a bit more is known about Swine Flu, the homeopathic
community will determine which remedy (or remedies) match it best and
would be most effective as either treatment or prophylaxis. As things
stand now, influenzinum (the same remedy you've already taken to
prevent flu this past winter) is the recommended remedy for
prophylaxis. If the remedy recommendation changes, I will let you know
and will make sure that you (and my other patients) have access to
everything necessary to stay healthy.

Take care,


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Re: Swine Flu Prophylaxis? posted by Patricia

Post by Glen on Sun May 03, 2009 2:58 pm

I understood that the composition of Influenzinum changes each year according to the antigenic variations
detected by the World Health Organization surveillance network, and that H1N1 is a "new" virus, and
not covered by the latest flu vaccine. So how effective is the current Influenzinum for prophylaxsis?


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Post by Glen on Mon May 04, 2009 3:19 am

Hi Patricia,

To be perfectly honest, I haven't treated anyone with a known risk
of H1N1, so I can't give you a definitive answer, but the symptoms of
this flu seem to be faily non-descript (general malaise, weakness,
nausea, vomiting, fever, cough etc...). So far, I haven't heard of any
particular modalities which would enable us to come up with a genus
epidemicus. That said, I've been giving out Influenzinum to over 100
patients per year for 6 years and have followed up with as many as I
can. While this is far from a proper scientific study, I've noticed
that less than 8% of those who have taken the prophyolactic doses of
Influenzinum have gotten sick during normal flu season.
I've also heard time and time again that 'the whole office was sick and
I wasn't'... or 'the whole class was sick, but not my kids'... or 'we
stayed with a family that all got the flu, but somehow we stayed
healthy while everyone around us sufferred.' All of these follow up
contacts have lead me to believe that there is some connection to the
homeopathic prophylaxis and avoiding the flu. Each year there are
different strains of the flu, and each one comes with varying symptoms,
but Influenzinum seems to be a pretty good generic flu prophylaxis, in
my experience.

Also, my influenzinum is a nosode, not prepared from a vaccine - that may help too... (although I also have 6 years of attenuated vaccines too, I've never used them for this purpose).

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Post by Donna Costa on Tue May 05, 2009 3:43 am

It is important to tell patients "DO NOT PANIC." If they are unable to be reassured, maybe there's a remedy indicated? Remind them that, according to WHO (http://www.theage.com.au/national/who-says-only-seven-confirmed-swine-flu-deaths-20090429-amlk.html), there have been only 7 confirmed deaths from swine flu, all in Mexico. There are six confirmed cases in Canada.

The media here in Australia is also having a field day with swine flu but, of 135 suspected cases, there have been NO CONFIRMED CASES! On a comedy show here yesterday, it was noted that big pharma sales have increased 40% since the swine flu and they joked that "with any luck, we will have a disease-led economic recovery." Funny, but sadly, a lot of truth to that.

I am also attaching a copy of an article received from my nuritional association, The Weston A Price Foundation. For those not inclined to read the whole piece, the golden nugget to me is:

Swine flu is a lipid coated virus and thus is inactivated by sufficient amounts of monolaurin. (Our bodies convert lauric acid, found in coconut oil, to monolaurin).
According to Dr. Mary Enig, PhD, two to three tablespoons of coconut oil per day appears to be an adequate dosage to fight infection, even from virulent antibiotic-resistant organisms such as MSRA.

Coconut oil can be added easily to the diet by using for sauteing, in smoothies, as a tea (my "tea": one T oil, 1-2 T orange or apple juice, a pinch of cinnamon (optional), and 1/2 cup hot water). Coconut oil is easy for patients to incorporate into their routine and feel like they are doing something positive for their health.

Donna

Complete email article/update:

With all the dire warnings, where is the message about building natural immunity?
Dear Members,
You are all aware of the dire warnings about swine flu, the outbreak that started in the Mexican village of La Gloria and which local residents blame on infection and/or toxins coming from local confinement hog operations.
The internet is abuzz with warnings bordering on hysteria (conventional media) to a variety of conspiracy theories, and even to allegations that the pandemic is a government fabrication designed to sell stockpiles of anti-viral medications.
Conventional medical advice ranges from wearing face masks to taking the anti-viral drug called tamiflu (which can have many serious side effects, see http://www.askapatient.com/viewrating.asp?drug=21087&name=TAMIFLU.)
It is interesting to note that not once in all the media broadcasts have we heard any mention of building natural immunity
NATURAL IMMUNITY
Fortunately, we do not have to sit back and listen to the news about swine flu feeling helpless and anxious. We can be proactive by simply nourishing ourselves and our families.
Vitamins A and D in cod liver oil offer strong protection against infection of all types, as well as against environmental toxins.
Vitamin C is important-either from vitamin C-rich foods like sauerkraut, or from one of the natural vitamin C supplements recommended in our Shopping Guide.
Healthy gut flora provide 85 percent of our protection against disease. Be sure to consume healthy lacto-fermented foods and beverages every day and avoid the foods that disrupt gut flora, especially refined carbohydrates.
Bone broth plays a double role of supporting the immune system and helping the body detoxify.
COCONUT OIL
We are grateful to Beth Beisel, registered dietitian and WAPF member for reminding us about the protective factors in coconut oil. Swine flu is a lipid coated virus (http://www.pnas.org/content/98/5/2115.full.pdf+html), and thus is inactivated by sufficient amounts of monolaurin. (Our bodies convert lauric acid, found in coconut oil, to monolaurin).
According to our own Dr. Mary Enig, two to three tablespoons of coconut oil per day appears to be an adequate dosage to fight infection, even from virulent antibiotic-resistant organisms such as MSRA.
There are lots of ways to get coconut oil into the diet: stir coconut oil in some tea; make macaroons; replace some of the butter in baking with coconut oil; and use it in cooking/sauting. Mary's oil blend (see below) is a good way to incorporate coconut oil in cooking and salad dressings.
MARY'S OIL BLEND
1/3 melted coconut oil
1/3 sesame oil - expeller pressed
1/3 100% olive oil
Combine oils, store in a tight container, in an area free from sunlight, and use in cooking or on salads.
COCONUT SMOOTHIE
Beth has shared this great smoothie recipe with us.

1 banana
1 cup frozen mango
1 cup frozen pineapple
1 cup orange juice
1/2 cup pomegranate/blueberry juice
1/2 cup natural yogurt or kefir, preferably homemade from raw milk
1/2 can coconut milk

Whirl in blender and drink to your health!

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Post by Glen on Tue May 05, 2009 9:06 am

That's an excellent post, Donna...thanks.
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